11122 - You, who were born

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

You, who were born
within cognition
you know how to fight
for the Greeks
and for justice,
and if sometimes
you are wounded
from the iinjustice
of even our own
you never kneel down
because you know
that you do
what’s proper
and if nobody
recognizes it,
the Master
will always be
near you
at the time
of battle
with his shield
your side.